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Every Sunday I visit my mom at her care facility and take her some fresh flowers. She was an avid gardener with between 30 and 40 rose bushes at one time and our house always, well maybe not always but frequently, had fresh flowers of some sort. 641 more words

Aging Parents

Can't we talk about something more PLEASANT? A Memoir by Roz Chast

My father passed away more than a decade ago, but my mother’s health is declining and that point—the one we all prefer not to think about—the day she can no longer care for herself, is approaching with scary speed, much like the headlights of a train or maybe a Mack truck. 155 more words

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July Is Sandwich Generation Month

Did you know that July is Sandwich Generation Month? Sandwich in this regard is not about the food item consisting of one or more types of food placed on or between slices of bread. 142 more words


Running, Running, Running.

A turquoise-clad bottle, perched on the counter beside the Keurig and the coffee pod rack, reminds me to unlace the running shoes and hang up the game. 1,536 more words


Who am I when their Bodies Fail Them? - Guest Blog (Anonymous)

One day, out of the blue, four and a half years ago, I became what our family calls “the designated child.”  My parents were aging, yet still living in their huge home in Kentucky.  523 more words

Who Am I When My Body Fails Me?

Do we always have to explain away things?

I posted way back when about a really weird dream I had.Here’s a recap.


I was in this house with a lot of other people and this angelic “force” hovered outside.I have no idea whose house it was or who the people were. 777 more words



Moved Mom from assisted living to memory care on Friday; not my favorite thing to do, but not entirely awful either. I timed the move to occur while she was at breakfast so she could be taken directly to her new space. 403 more words

Aging Parents